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Posted inEnvironmentLand UseNewsWildlife

Historic Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Migration Highlights Management Challenges

Editor’s Note: This report is published here with permission from It may not be reproduced or republished without prior written consent from Montana Public Radio. By Corin Cates-Carney, Grizzly bear managers are meeting in Missoula this week. One thing they’ll be talking about is a bear that made a historic migration across in […]

Posted inEnvironmentNational ParksNewsState GovernmentWildlife

States, Feds agree to at least 600 Yellowstone-area grizzlies

by Angus M. Thuermer Jr., | Dec. 7, 2015 The country’s top wildlife official wrote state game chiefs in September agreeing the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear population could decline to 600 — 114 fewer than today’s count of 714 — once federal protections are lifted. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe’s Sept. 24 […]

Posted inCrime and JusticeNews

Gov. Bullock’s order commuting Barry Beach’s sentence

 Here’s a link to Governor Steve Bullock’s order commuting Barry Beach’s 100-years-without parole prison sentence: EO_19_2015_Beach Barry Beach’s conviction for the 1979 murder of Kimberly Nees remains in place. The governor’s order does not exonerate Beach of the crime, but recognizes that Beach was a juvenile at the time Nees was murdered, and that under […]

Posted inCrime and JusticeNews

Beach Set Free

Barry Beach, the man who has spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit, and spent 18 months a free man before being returned to prison, was expected to walk out of Montana State Prison in Deerlodge for good today at noon. (I’m currently driving to Deerlodge and […]

Posted inCorruptionCrime and JusticeNews

Judge orders preservation of Cebull email file

California District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Wednesday ordered the investigative file containing the emails that cost disgraced Chief Montana U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull his job must be preserved until 2019. Last November four plaintiffs – Four Directions, Indian People’s Action, Sara Plains Feather, and Clifford Bird In Ground – filed a petition in […]